The Recorder - B

Make some beautiful music with a lesson about playing the recorder! After learning some of the basic fingering positions and notes, have kids practice their skills with two easy songs.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a music class about recorders, or have kids practice following the instructions with recorders in a one-day lesson (informational text)
  • Print and laminate the fingering chart for reference throughout the year or for multiple classes
  • If you don't have access to recorders, use the sheet music to have kids mark notes that they learn to read
Classroom Considerations

  • Some words are spelled in a conventionally British way
  • Kids might need a more extensive lesson in reading music before trying to play the songs
Pros

  • Features both sheet music practice and fingering instruction
  • Fingering chart is clear and easily understood
  • One song is in 3/4 time, another is in 4/4
Cons

  • None